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Police seek driver who struck jogger, then fled the scene

July 19, 2011

FALLS CREEK — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the person driving a vehicle that struck a woman while jogging then fled the scene Tuesday night.

Police said the incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Tuesday along Route 950, about one mile south of Falls Creek, Washington Township.

Police said the jogger, a 32-year-old woman who was unnamed in a police report, was jogging south on Route 950 and was struck by the southbound vehicle, which fled the scene.

The woman suffered moderate injuries and was flown via medical helicopter to Altoona Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle should have a damaged passenger side mirror that is missing the glass, interior parts and the plastic front cover, police said. The vehicle is possibly light in color.

Scanner transmission just prior to Spirit deadline suggested that vehicle may be a 2002 to 07 Avalanche, Silverado, Surbuban or Tahoe.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact PSP-DuBois at 371-4652.

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